Make an informed career choice
By Paul Heltzel
A number of IT pros were surveyed and provide advice.
“How long someone can stay in a role before they get bored or frustrated will depend greatly on the individual, but if you're dreading going to work or you find yourself complaining all the time, then it’s probably time for a change,” says Nic Grange, CTO of Retriever Communications.
“Sometimes constraints are due to that particular organization, for example its size,” says Howard Seidel, senior partner at career advisory firm Essex Partners.
“If you’re not being challenged to become a better version of yourself every day, then it’s time to do things differently,” says Kong Yang, software developer at SolarWinds.
“The best time to ask for a promotion is after a successful project delivery or accomplishing a big feat,” says Daniela Field, senior consultant at Mendix.
"Where do you see yourself in five years and does this company add to that vision or take away from it?” says Patrick Holder, at Candid Partners consultants.
Don't do the same work for way too long.
Push for a better job even though you may not yet be fully capable.
"If you believe a current role or organization presents a technology dead end, it’s time to seek out new opportunities, either in or outside your company.” says Howard Seidel, senior partner at career advisory firm Essex Partners.